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tell, pitted the father of american civil engineering against a fellow namedded john rendell, an albany native, prom innocent family in new york, he was a skilled surveyor, and the man who had just spent a dozen years laying out and mapping the future street grid of manhattan. we're here on 57th street because 200 years ago, john put markers for thousands of rectangle blocks on then what was a rural and rugged landscape. john, he's the background. the path of the canal in the mohawk valley was to be entirely along the southern bank of the river using feeders from the mohawk to water the canal, to get water into the canal. now, between connecting albany, the mohawk makes a big northward arc in the eastern section of the mohawk river, with the falls spilling the mohawk into the hudson. rendell involved himself in the process. he'd been asked to become an engineer on the erie canal. he said no, probably because he was b continuing his work in manhattan with other projects he was doing, but in any case, at a certain point, inserts himself into this issue of the eastern end of the canal, and
it to classmate, john, and his other son graduated in 03 misleading sailors today. he wrote his connection to the cause. this nonprofit book, this humble book that is good for the country. and then mr. brokaw. for nine at the e-mailed his assistant. i tried really hard and i pushed and pushed, but i don't quite. and the final weeks, he submitted his blurb that has changed this book. i have some bad news. there is more security around tom brokaw and admiral mullen. [laughter] sewer with the next greatest generation? as the lead author of this project, i would say we are prepared for greatness. we served in unique ways. with blood and lost classmates and ship me and subordinates and seniors on the battlefield or you see that in this book. but when you deploy for your country in that way, it changes the way you want to serve at home. so how did the world war ii generation to? they made the ultimate sacrifice. they came home and with the engine of progress for this nation for the latter part of a century. we, the 2.5 million veterans who are coming home in the years to come are prepared for go
ex-president and that is how she made her name. still, she was better than john mccain. and you know in the hillary obama debate, the questions going question's going to obama were so thoughtful saturday night live did a sketch on it with hillary being asked these incredibly intricate, complicated policy questions and then the moderator asking obama if he would like another pillow. [laughter] and that was a fair summary and the stunning thing of last week's debate was and how poorly obama did. he is as good as he ever was. [applause] if john mccain had been on the stage with him, we would be the ones -- [inaudible] that is how magnificent mitt romney was in was the first time obama had to face a tough opponent, the first time. his whole life he has been, as he says, make any fast moves and he looked home and why people will love you. by his own account he was smoking pot at occidental university not particularly applying himself and manages to transfer to one of the premier universities and america, colombia and from there he rockets to harvard law school and president of "the harvar
moving here. >> hi, my name is john. i've read all your books and this is very timely. [inaudible conversations] >> so i did to leave oklahoma? there's a lot of oil out there. you can't drill? >> i join the military, spent 20 years there. >> good for you. thank you for your service. thank you for coming. >> okay technically, no pictures. you can do them on signing. >> your dad? ibooks come out right before father's day. i hear that a lot. >> is actually my birthday. >> happy birth day. >> i meredith, by the way. >> i want to see where you were. >> i work at the center for public justice. >> what's that? [inaudible] >> good for you. that's a new group? [inaudible] >> for richard and cecilia? >> thank you. >> you don't have to. >> that's my aunt actually. >> nice to meet you. >> what's your name? >> hello, tim. >> i'm in sales that very rarely speechless. thank you. very nice to meet you. >> you should hang out when they're selling the book then. >> this is you? also encase i ever ever need dental work. >> deal that sent? [inaudible] >> thank you. thanks for coming. [inaudible conve
than john mccain. and even in the obama hillary debate the questions going to obama were so soft ball saturday night live did a sketch on it with hillary being asked these intricate complicated policy questions and the moderator asking obama if he would like another fellow. that was a fair summary and the stunning thing was not how poorly obama did was the other one. [applause] >> if john mccain had been on the stage, we would be the ones with long faces. it was how magnificent mitt romney was and the first time obama had to face a tough opponent. his whole life he has been as long as you don't make fast moves white people will love you. by his account he was smoking pot and manage to transfer to one of the premier universities in america and from there rockets to harvard law school and president, only been president for two weeks and wednesday nobel priest -- peace prize. this was the first test he faced. he didn't do so well. you see it with stacy dash. it is as if as i wrote in my column they spend so much time fawning over entities like eugene robinson and barack obama that to res
-mails, confidential e-mails from karl rove. i said no we are not. it was by john wooden. i said john wouldn't run to web site. they're pulling your leg. i said now. it was sent to me these e-mails from karl rove's office from the republican national committee that were meant for brent doster, the republican chairman of the bush campaign who today is the chairman of the florida romney campaign. now, bbc does not allow me to read other peoples e-mails and by the way how did this happen? apparently it was sent by one of rove's right-hand man, and right-hand claws named tim griffith. not the sharpest knife in the drawer which explains why he's he is a congressman today. so tim sent out these e-mails but instead of sending these private combatants of e-mails to the republican, to the web domain,, he sent them to which is the web site owned by my friend. now i'm not allowed to look at people's e-mails if they are accidentally sent to us, and unless there is evidence of criminality. so i brought the e-mails and look, i brought the e-mails to a law professor of robert f. kennedy jr. and h
to meet you. that is fine. that is why there of hughes psychos. >> your name is john? why did it in you leave oklahoma? there is a lot of oil out there. >> guide joined the military >> thank you for your service. >> technically, no pictures. you can do them while i am assigning. i hear that all lot. by before father's day. happy birthday. nice to meet you, meredith. >> there work at the center for public justice. and a organization promoting social injustice. >> good for you. it was formed in the '70s. >> i have not heard of that before. i will look into it. hello. thank you i am getting these four family. >> ice jams -- i am in sales. i will be honest. it is very nice to meet you. >> you should hang out where they are selling the books. >> and caisse i need dental work. >> do have an accent? thanks for coming. >> [inaudible] >> win is his birthday? >> halloween. thank you last night i saw the romney and paul ryan. >> night before even. [laughter] >> you did it with that? what happened to your wrist? >> q. did a better summary than i could give. >> i read demonic one year-ago. >> i get
love. as the virginia plantation owner and american political theorist john taylor explained it, malthus was quote, in favor of resorting to law for professing. malthus teaches us in the english system one must devote one part of the community to death by famine or else to the necessity of living above half their lives without after tech shuns. according to taylor england was offering its people a stark choice between mass starvation on the one hand, or marital delay, population limitation and emotional private vision on the other. taylor even went so far as to use opposition to malthus as a means of justifying slavery. he taxed malthus with improposing a kind of moral slavery on his followers than was worse than any kind of legal slavery. is malthus, quote, proposes to introduced a system of celibacy taylor asked, who could fail to notice the difference in point of benevolence between indirect slavery to an absolute master, and direct slavery to an absolute master? in taylor's america even those subjected to quote, direct slavery to an absolute master retained the right to repr
or georgia o'keeffe for santa fe artist painters, john nichols, films, how many western have we seen that have the landscape in range? northern mexico in particular has a very powerful draw in terms of its enchanted landscapes, the official state that came -- nickname is land of enchantment which carries a with of new age mysticism with it. warm and fuzzy and tends to obscure complicated reality and that is what desert america is about. how we imagine the desert or the desert has been imagined for us by representations that created this imagery or created this vision of the desert for us, that is consumed and bought and sold and the stage upon real estate is sold and hotels and tourist packages and how complicated the act will human geography of the place is imagined. i am going to take you to northern new mexico briefly here. angela chosen northern new mexico. she is from central new mexico, albuquerque. both of our families have issues with addiction. that was another point of encounter between us but she chose northern new mexico, not to be right next door to her family, but close
president. that's how she made her name, but, still, better than john mccain. [laughter] and even, you know in the hillary-obama debate, the questions to obama were softball that saturday night live did a sketch on it with hillary clinton asked complicated policy questions and the moderator asking obama if he wanted another pillow. [laughter] that was a fair summary, and the really stunning thing of last week's debate was not how poorly obama did. he was as good as he ever was. [applause] if john mccain was on the stage with him, we'd be the ones with long faces this week. no, it was how magnificent romney was and first time obama faced a tough opponent. i mean, his whole life he's been, as he says, as long as you don't make fast moves, look calm, white people love you. by his own account, smoking pot at the university, not particularly applying himself, and manages to transfer to the premier universities in america, columbia, and from there, he rockets to harvard law school, and he's instantly president of the harvard law review, he was president for two weeks, and he wins the nobel peace
path. >> i enjoyed your speech. after the attack the john mccain of writing the book in regards to that navy s.e.a.l. about the attack. of threats and he and his family you have been a retired navy s.e.a.l. as this happens to you? >> sir, it has not. what happened in that case was that there were a very specific mission and concerns about very specific classified and sensitive information that was actually contained in that book. of course he was part of that mission and he was 65 there were concerns about threats against him. what we have done in "the warrior's heart" and also in this is all the of permission we have shared is publicly available information about what happens in that navy s.e.a.l. training, but we put it together in such a way that people can think that just about what navy s.e.a.l. do and what they live through but how they reflect on that and make it part of their own lives as they think about their own challenges. and so because the books are different in now way we have not had any -- i have not had any problems. in fact, i've had a tremendous amount of sup
will hear this knock. on the door, and you go and open it. there is john latham, stephen king, and me, and we are wearing robes. [laughter] [applause] [cheers] and we say now, you will learn. [laughter] honestly, it is easier than not. you just write. and you know what? stuff that you right at the beginning doesn't have to be very good. you just keep writing. that is the trick. four years ago i taught a science fiction five-week long, six-week long science-fiction boot camp. and i did week four, which is when everyone cries and has a nervous breakdown spirit and they did indeed do that. which was great. [laughter] at one point, one of my guys said how can you tell? can you tell which of us is going to make it. and i said no. he said, but some of us are brilliant, and can you tell? and i said no. the ones that are going to make it would be the ones that write and write and write. some of the ones who are brilliant have written brilliant stories and never write again, they are the ones who get in there and write everyday and finish their stories. then they write the next ones. and they
at this the trust him to really get out of control. anyway, thank you so much. [applause] >> thank you, john walsh salaam of, editor of large from msnbc analyst and author of the new book what's the matter with white people or i should say what's the matter with white people why we long for the golden age that never was. now it's time for questions from you. we have a few to get started with and i will probably come up with some of my own. let's ask one of these from the audience. one person would like to know can we have a democracy without a middle class? >> it's very hard. i think that's why we decided to create one after the twin traumas of the terrible depression and the worst war that we had ever seen. i think that we -- it's very hard to have a country where economic power is so concentrated in the hands of very few and they then raided the game to make sure that it continues both economic and political power is to be concentrated there. my book is critical of democrats in some ways. if you want to know why mitt romney pays a scandalously disgustingly low tax rate need to talk to some democ
and became a combat officer. his younger brother, john crandall, became a doctor. when the civil war began, he enlisted in the 16 vermont regiment and that is one of the things that is very important. he is a man of adventure and he goes west, he writes wonderful letters home of the planes in and the bison, but he gets out well before. but his brother come in the civil war, richard, he is in the major fighting in the east. he survives and comes home 1864. they talk about the war it was a lifetime of experience. he survived the great battle of wilderness. on the seventh day of june, 1864, a sharpshooter from long-distance kills him dead. his body is brought back here. this is a civil war site. i was able to identify this as being their home, although it was a difficult search. the family did not own a home. they were renters and tenant farmers and it was very difficult to find land records and census records let me to it. they came from these remote places in vermont. the most famous inaugural comic gettysburg, for instance, going from these little towns down these little roads. vermont sol
and commented on stewart -- john stuart's book. no one has come after me today. the biggest incendiary, you should have read the draft i read. i am one of the few lawyers who practices in front of the supreme court who did not file a brief in the fisher case. let's begin by remembering that fisher is a concrete lawsuit and not an academic debate about the values of affirmative-action. the question in this case is the university of texas violated the equal protection clause in connection with undergraduate admission programs and abigail fisher when she was injured by what the university of texas did? i want to start by explaining a little more than stuart did about the admission program and what it is supposed to do and what it is not supposed to do and what it does or doesn't do so we have the top 10%. this guarantees anyone who graduates in the top 10% of their high school class in texas, admission to the university of texas. it does not get you into your preferred academic program. if you want to be in business, you guarantee something but not necessarily business. and only applies to gra
, which won the john burroughs medal potential history rating. david holds honorary degrees from colorado college in montana state university where he served as though professor of western americans studies. he's also won the national magazine award three times for articles in a wide variety of magazines including "esquire," the atlantic and "rolling stone." the third of these awards, magazine awards was for the "national geographic" story called what starr went wrong. national agree -- "national geographic" kids in the -- which requires them to recommend egc three articles a year? three articles a year for "national geographic." he describes his sealed biology, evolutionary biology, theoretical ecology and conservation. after this evening, i hope you will have as much appreciation for his physical strength and stamina as you have for his writing talents. in his field research ejects indiana jones through the resource that many of us would never want to step foot in. tonight you're going to learn a new word, at least i learned a new word. who knows this are infectious diseases that origin
. they started on january 1, 1962, bit president john f. kennedy. the reason why he started the seals, he wanted to have a force -- seal stand for sea, air and land commando. and president kennedy wanted to have a force of people, dedicated and highly trained force, he could put into difficult situations who could not only respond tactically and using physical courage but could also respond and use their minds and be thoughtful about working in some very difficult, dangerous situations, and his theory, the international relations theory was called the flexible response, and the deal was the united states needed to respond in a flexible manner, not just using nuclear weapons which was the theory at the time. we needed to be able to respond in a flexible manner to any threat and that led to the development of the seal team. >> care to comment about the latest book about bin laden raid? >> sure. the question was, would i care today to comment on the latest book about the bin laden raid? i don't think that was a good -- is a good book to write. one is i've got tremendous respect for admiral mccravee
monroe. and, of course, that included john adams, thomas jefferson and james madison as well as washington and monroe. for slavery, the founding fathers bequeathed a more complicated legacy than lincoln reported, and evidently wanted to believe. in the crisis, lincoln never spoke publicly to the south, but he did write some private letters to a few southerners who had written to him. in these letters lincoln would talk about slavery and talk about right and wrong, telling the southerners that they thought of it as right, and he thought of it as wrong. this is not new language for lincoln. as early as 1850, he told a former law partner that the slavery question can't be compromised. that was a logical statement from a man who -- shackled slaves as a continual torment to me. lincoln compared slavery and freedom to to wild beasts in sight of each other, but chains held apart. someday he predicted these deadly antagonists will break their bonds and then the question will be settled. a key reason for his opposition to stephen a. douglas, the great democrat from illinois, lay in wh
, 1962, by president john f. kennedy. the reason he started the seals was he wanted to have a force, sea, air and land, and no, what president kennedy wanted to do was have a force of people, a highly trained course to put in difficult -- could not only respond tactically but be thoughtful about working in some difficult situations. the international relations theory was the flexible response. we needed to respond in a flexible manner to any threat out there and that led to the development of the seal team. >> any comment about that? >> the common on the latest book about the bin laden raid, i don't think that with a good book to write. i will tell you why. one was tremendous respect admiral mcrae then, a four star navy seal admiral in charge of special operations. he took over from at role eric olson, another 4-star navy seal and charges that watered -- special operations command and there were classified and sensitive information in the book and important that we keep that classified and sensitive information secret so that we could protect other navy seals conducting operations in the
in the six vermont regiment and became a combat officer. his younger brother, john crandall, became a doctor and when the civil war began, he enlisted in the 16th of vermont regiment and that is one of the regiment that took discharge during gettysburg. after the battle, he took care of the vermont wounded on the battlefield. after the war, he goes west and joins george armstrong and the seventh calvary. he writes wonderful letters home about his adventures before little bit more. but his brother in the civil war, he is in the major fighting zones in the east. he survives and comes home in 1864. a friend of his from dartmouth goes to the top of one of the high mountains. they talk about the war and randall remarks that the battle of fredericksburg has a lifetime's worth of experience. he goes back toward, the vermont brigade is in the overland campaign. he survives the great battle at spotsylvania, and then it is cool and he survives the big attack, but on the seventh day of june, 1854, a sharpshooter from the long-distance kills him dead. his body is brought back here to burlington. we are
in a couple minutes. this is the next to the last question. i'm sorry. >> i'm john rosenberg, i've been writing a blog on discrimination for longer than i can now remember. i have a question mainly for stuart. he's heard this from me before so it won't be a surprise really. i thought the book itself was magisterial, really, just incomparable until it got to the end where it didn't call for an end to preferences based on race. one of the strongest reasons given in the book for not calling for banning race preferences, seems to me, like, mr. heckler's veto. well, they'll never obey it or go along with it so we can't get rid of race preferences because they want to do it so too much. i grew up in the state where the governor stood in the schoolhouse door, and i'm not really a moved by that argument very much, but i want to ask you a narrower, but very specific question. the things that two of you proposed at the end of the book to come up with a middle way between abolishing preferences and keeping them, your middle way had three points -- transparency, which we talked about a lot, trying
and this is about 11:30 p.m., and mr. dick gephardt ordered, john -- i don't know, a cheese burger and a milk shake. he knew i was photographing him and this was a photo i took as he was informally talking to reporters. >> expression on his face, he doesn't look very happy. >> no, he doesn't. >> was that normal? >> well, a lot of candidates have different expressions and you get into the whole business of masks, without being too intellectual about it, reading the tea leaves, people have faces, candidates do. the happy campaigner, the piling candidate, the upbeat person, the forceful person, the strong leader face, and they have other faces when the cameras aren't on and that was one of the things i was able to do i feel in this campaign and with this project was to get behind the campaign face more than usual. and to see what they really look like when the cameras weren't rolling or the voters weren't in front of them. if you have see four photographs like that, i'm not doing -- i don't have a specific idea in mind, with dick gephardt or a message or anything else what it's for. i should add now,
. if you were in vietnam in 1969 you would know john kerry was a liar or a hero. too much of the coverage default in putting people up on both sides. "nightline" said that team back to be a mom that year and found villagers who recounted what happened. i concluded there was right or wrong and john kerry was right to. there is a host of questions like that. there are some polls that are reliable. sometimes the news media puts them all up there. how many medical studies? i think that is something that people owe you. >> i stick to the medical study that caffeine and alcohol are good for you. [laughter] >> i am an avid abc news watcher. i feel there is the decline of quantity of hard news in favor of fluff news. they spend more time on what michael jackson had then what happens with mitt romney. >> guest: i am delighted you are an avid abc news watch your. people ask me with the news is headed. it is always changing looking back at walter cronkite, it will continue to change. i continue to watch in abc news there is always material i think it is just great but things are different. something
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